Branson Journals

Branson Honeymoon

A June 2003 trip to Branson by suz_and_dermot

Celebration City : Individual & Group Ticket Sales Photo, Branson, Missouri More Photos
Quote: This was our chance for a honeymoon! We had a wonderful time shopping, seeing sights and shows, and beautiful accommodations!

Branson Honeymoon

Overview

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We LOVED the factory outlet shopping, my husband is a NASCAR fan and we found some great merchandise at excellent prices. There were so many things to do, there was never a dull moment!

Quick Tips:

Keep in mind that MANY resturants close early in Branson . . . some as early as 8pm! If there is somewhere special you want to eat, call to find out the hours, so you are not disappointed!

Best Way To Get Around:

The "strip" is bumper to bumper, so get a city map at a gas station, NOT one of the freebie "tourist" maps! You can combine the city map and the tourist map to find side streets to get you where you need to be without taking hours to do it!

Palace View Spinnaker Resort

Hotel | "Palace View by Spinnaker"

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Best Things Nearby:One air-conditioned craft mall very close, plus a couple open-air craft malls nearby. Close to dining and the "alternate" route off the strip.Best Things About the Resort:Wonderful staff, great accommodations, lots of activities.Resort Experience:We were in the building farthest from the pool. Our unit had a fireplace, but no balcony. The kitchen was well equipped, which was nice when we wanted to have meals "at home" and relax from a day of other activities. The washer and dryer made it much nicer to pack for departure and it was nice to have a TV in the bedroom as well as in the living room. Very quiet, even with a family of four in the ne...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 16, 2003

Palace View Spinnaker Resort
700 Blue Meadows Drive
Branson, Missouri 65616
(417) 239-0133

Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede & Dinner Show

Attraction | "Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede"

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FANTASTIC! A wonderful show and finger-licking good (LITERALLY) food . . . you WON'T leave hungry! It's all finger foods and definitely not for the "prissy" eater, but it's great. For the price, you get dinner and a show that appeals to all ages, and the service is exceptional.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 16, 2003

Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede & Dinner Show
1525 West Highway 76
Branson, Missouri 65616
(800) 520-5544

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Hilarious comedian and breathtaking Russian dancers entertain while you enjoy a wonderful meal. Beverage selection is lacking -- adults are served coffee, tea, or water; children get lemonade, but adults are charged extra for that option. The dessert was nothing to brag about -- the baked Alaska seemed somewhat freezer burned.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 16, 2003

Showboat Branson Belle
4800 State Highway 165
Branson, Missouri 65616
+1 417 336 7171; +1

Shorty Small's

Restaurant

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YUMMMM! Juicy tender steaks cooked exactly the way you order, tasty ribs that are NOT swamped in barbeque sauce, the BEST mozzarella sticks in the WORLD, and an unusual (and TASTY) "onion loaf" . . . this place has something for everyone from kids to adults.

Clean facilities, friendly staff, and fun atmosphere made for an enjoyable dining experience.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 16, 2003

Shorty Small's
3270 Yellow Ribbon Road
Branson, Missouri 65616
(417) 334-8797

Marvel Cave

Attraction | "Silver Dollar City"

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The rides are scattered out, so there is a lot of walking to be expected, but plenty to see in between. If you are interested in the history behind some crafts, this is the place for you . . . there are all kinds of demonstrations as well as places to buy the finished products.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 16, 2003

Marvel Cave
399 Indian Point Road
Branson, Missouri 65616
(800) 475-9370

White Water

Attraction | "Whitewater Water Park"

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This water park is GREAT! My husband would not care if he EVER went swimming, but he wants to go back again. You don't need to know how to swim to have a good time. You can float in the lazy river, ride the slides, or some of the larger water rides. Grandparents could bring the little ones to the big kiddie area, teens could go from one exciting slide to another, and couples could enjoy floating together on the lazy river. There is something for everyone here.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 16, 2003

White Water
4011 West Highway 76
Branson, Missouri 65616
+1 417 334 7487; +1

Tanger Outlet Center

Attraction | "Tanger Factory Outlet Mall"

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A shopper's dream! The VF Factory Outlet had more NASCAR shirts than the trailers at the racetrack, and there was a Tools 4 Less and a Fan Shop, so my husband even loved shopping! Disney, Ralph Lauren, Bible Factory Outlet, Onieda, and so many more. I could spend a couple DAYS there alone!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 16, 2003

Tanger Outlet Center
300 Tanger Blvd # 120
Branson, Missouri 65616
+1 417 337 9328

Celebration City : Individual & Group Ticket Sales

Attraction | "Celebration City"

Celebration City : Individual & Group Ticket Sales Photo, Branson, Missouri
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The rides are pretty mellow for the most part, little ones will enjoy the majority of them. There is a HUGE wooden roller coaster that's only for the brave and there are a couple more exciting rides, but most are definitely fine for the younger set. This park is only open in late afternoon and evening, so it's perfect for following up a showboat cruise or a day of golf or shopping. In my opinion, it's more for families with young kids . . . as adults, we were not overly excited.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 16, 2003

Celebration City : Individual & Group Ticket Sales
1383 Highway 376
Branson, Missouri 65616
(417) 336-7400